20 04 2018


Opening > Friday, 11th May 2018, at 21.30


In the time of the 12th edition of the international Lighting Guerrilla festival, Ljubljana will again come to life with a series of light installations that will illuminate its city centre.

press-fotka-ležeče copyMarko Batista will present his new project entitled Colours in Motion. It is an interactive light-musical project that enables the audience to create their peculiar sound and visual environments in a playful way by means of different sensors and controllers. This kind of interactivity represents both an artistic and technological challenge since the idea is for the audience to be able to affect the moving visual images and contribute to the electronic sound landscape in real time.
sg_programska_2018_zlozenka_2009_finale.qxdThe project thus encourages the audience to make the qualitative step forward from a passive recipient, who only listens and watches, into an active contributor – not only in art, but in their lives and society in general.


3 10 2017

sound art exhibition
Produced by  Aksioma, Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana

10.10.2017 – Exhibition opening

Židovska ulica 10,
Maribor – Slovenia
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20 09 2017

Marko Batista, Srdjan Deba, Boštjan Čadež

23rd September 8 pm–10:22 pm Šance, Ljubljana Castle


The intermedia project entitled Locus:303 originates from the installation Electronic Church by Marko Batista and Srdjan Deba (production Aksioma 2014, coproduction Forum Ljubljana) from 2014. It is an electroacoustic light sculpture that intervenes in the medieval architecture of the space.

The installation is a part of the ‘Art in Public Space’ event with the aim “… to emphasize the signifcance of contemporary art and to show its importance in public. The desire is to establish an equal partnership with urban planners and architects, as well as other creators of the public sphere. It is about connecting the elements between disciplines, between theoretical standpoints and practical use, between academic concepts and actual efectiveness” says curator Matena Bassin.



22 08 2014

Marko Batista in collaboration with Srdjan Deba is presenting his new audio-visual installation at the Festival Lighting Guerrilla in Ljubljana. The work will be on display at Križevniška Church every day from 6 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Monday closed).

OPENING OF THE SHOW: 8th September 2014   9 p.m

Duration: 8th September – 26th September 2014

Location: Križevniška Church, Trg francoske revolucije 7, Ljubljana

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Project was produced by Aksioma-Institute for Contemporary Art and co-produced by Forum Ljubljana and Festival Ljubljana with the support of The Ministry of Culture RS and City of Ljubljana.

Concept and realization: Marko Batista, Srdjan Deba

Technical support: Maja Batista, Žiga Palčar, Matija Praznik, Branko Ždralo

Big thanks to Boštjan Čadež for sharing his Mapper video mapping tool!



14 10 2013

Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art added some photos from the performance at Kino Šiška to their Flickr photo archive. Marko Batista and Boštjan Čadež-Fšk presented an outdoor audio-visual performance as a part of the event to celebrate the 4th anniversary of Kino Šiška. The programme of Kino Šiška represents and combines the urban life, multiculturalism, a politically unbiased attitude and advanced technology.

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OPTOLYTH audio/visual performance

9 06 2013

Tractrix horns and high voltage generator system were successfully  tested on friday at Old Power Station. Minor glitches still remain a mystery and task for further experiments…

Premiere: OPTOLYTH

30 05 2013

NewMedia Performance

Date: FRIDAY, 7-JUNE-2013      at   10 PM
Location: Old Powerplant
                      Slomškova 18, Ljubljana

  • Concept and realization: Marko Batista
  • Technica support: Primož Juvan, Urška Batista, Brane Ždralo, Miljenko Kadič, Matija Praznik, Dejan Kastelic
  • Production : Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
  • Executive Producer: Sonja Grdina
  • Partner: Zavod Bunker

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Over the past few years, intermedia artist Marko Batista has conceived a series of experimental performances and installations whose common denominator reveals itself, above all, in the analytical exploration and development of abstract sound and video structures, usually established in relation to various electrochemical or improvised, DIY, as it were, electronic processes. In his projects, Batista usually uses such processes in the sense of entry variables, that is to say, as a sort of immaterial and, at the same time, unpredictable, yet, still malleable matter, which – via various modular interfaces and return loops at the exit from the system – generates dynamic frequency compositions, which travel to the spectator’s senses in the form of audible or visual signals. In devising these complex installations, which inhabit the intersection of technology and art, the author thus explores the phenomenology of sound and image in relation to their mutual correlation and, in doing so, he paves the way for new experiential and aesthetic potentials in the context of contemporary techno reality. Batista’s intermedia projects are also characterised by the movement through the spaces of liminal situations, which occur in chaotic, unstable systems; the author makes the most of the changes in physical quantities of matter, interferences and mutations generated by his audio-visual “machines” and he fashions them into an environment of rhizomatic entities; in this manner, he populates the emergent audio-visual landscape with moments of the unpredictable and the inimitable.


At the heart of the performance Optolyth, with which Batista remains true to the established line of his creative inquiry, there are high-voltage generators, whose operation releases a lot of energy or heat and thus affects the material characteristics of purposefully used materials. Such operation of high-voltage generators facilitates the emergence of a specific architectonics of signals, whose mapping, manipulation and distribution within the system result in the audio and the visual fields of the spectator, confronted with real-time projections, accompanied by synchronous soundscapes. The repetitive, mutating structures of audio and video elements produce unpredictable effects at various psychosensorial levels of the spectator’s perception.

An important element, which is increasingly present in the artist’s work, is the relation to the concrete spatial architecture as regards its acoustic attributes. The well-considered spatial set-up of sound bodies, which uses the existing elements of the industrial legacy of the Old Power Station, points out, yet again, the author’s exploration of the changing perception of sound and its hapticity within a specific spatial configuration. Therefore, the experiential and aesthetic potentials of Optolyth are not dependent solely upon the used technology and the audio-visual stimuli produced by it; rather, they are also conditioned by the very architecture, in which the performative act is being carried out, and by the very position of the spectator within the spatial conglomerate.

Matjaž Brulc

The programme of Aksioma Institute is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana.